The Phonology of English is a course that explains how English is pronounced in the accent normally chosen as the standard for people learning English spoken in England. This course presents this information in context of a general theory about speech sounds and how they are used in language. This is necessary for anyone who needs to understand the principles regulating the use of sounds in spoken English. Due to the confusing nature of English spelling it is particularly important to learn to think of English pronunciation in terms of phonemes rather than letters of the alphabet and transcribe them using the special symbols to represent them. The course then moves on to look at larger units of speech such as the syllable, and at aspects of speech such as stress and intonation. Students will then be exposed to skills needed to analyse and evaluate speech in English with greater understanding and depth and plan appropriate teaching and learning activities that can be carried out in the classroom.